Jet Fighter School II

More Training for Computer Fighter Pilots
by Richard G. Sheffield

The Knife-Edge Pass

A good low-altitude maneuver is a knife-edge pass. The hard part of this maneuver is keeping the plane in a straight line; the aircraft wants to turn when banked on its side. This can be controlled somewhat by applying forward stick once you are perfectly sideways. Another problem is losing altitude during a knife edge. You can compensate for this by entering the maneuver in an attitude with the nose slightly high.

Knife-Edge Pass

Figure 3-16. The Knife-Edge Pass

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